Formista is a gallery / shop that carries very special objects that are actually made by people. They work with various designers and artists - locals and from abroad - that either personally manufacture their designs or that are are linked to the creation of their designs. The shop concept is based on the importance of the narrative behind a design: knowing about why a thing is made, how it is made, where it made... There are amazing objects in ceramics, jewelry, glass, leather. Between craft and design, you can find very special and unique pieces, the kind you will find nowhere else in Barcelona.
What to buy: Ceramic vases and objects, jewelry, glass objects, Leather accessories, photographic prints, wood objects, foulards...
What to pay: from €12 - €150
The people from www.barcelonasouvenirs.com make a good selection of souvenirs from Barcelona and they send at your home, everyworld.
Easy and confortable...
What to buy: Craft, t-shirts and Bad Toro products
What to pay: betweend 50-80 € for all the friends and family souvenirs
What to buy:
Barcelona, and I needed to buy some souvenir's for the family. Across the road from the Sagrada Familia Church are some Souvenir shops.
I can't tell you if they were cheap as I hadn't looked elsewhere, but I can tell you, they had a huge range of what appeared to be good quality souvenirs. I bought a few items and then was allowed to take some photo's. Even if you don't buy, go for a look, there is plenty of interest.
Tucked away down one of the narrow side-streets of La Ribera neighborhood, just a few steps from the Picasso Museum, is the Wawas Barcelona shop, a hip and cool souvenir heaven for visitors and lovers of Barcelona alike. Wawas is filled with funky gifts that range from wallpapers created by native designers to unique cookbooks of Catalan recipes, yet the Wawas postales are probably the coolest souvenirs you can bring back from your Barcelona travels. The Wawas postcards boast images of the city’s rich life, culture and architecture through the artistic eyes of two sisters who’ve made Barcelona their home for years. The photographs that appear on the postcards and Xocoa chocolate bar wrappers pay artistic homage to some of the less-known city sites by capturing the beauty in their details. For those travelers to want to escape the mainstream and overpriced tourist shops that suffocate Las Ramblas, Wawas is a fun and genuine alternative. If you’re looking for a funky, chic and savvy souvenir from Spain’s hippest city, Wawas will not leave you disappointed. C/Carders 14, Barcelona.
What to pay: Sales until the end of Februrary on everything in the store from 5% to 20%! Prices range from 1 Euro postcards (of photographs taken by two native Barcelonian sisters) to 60 Euro fish-eye cameras and imported products from India, Mexico and more.
On Sunday several bands played on the water front. The one in the picture I specially liked. They were selling a CD which was produced by Manu Chao together with several street musicians.
If I remember correctly the CD costs EUR 10 but very well spent money. On of my favourite songs of the CD is "Ke No La" from "Manana Me Chanto"
Wawas takes a truly new and innovative spin on the typical souvenir shop. The store features its own line of postcards, magnets, mugs and trays all of which are of artistic images of a Barcelona we see every day but hardly ever stop to look at. In collaboration with Xocoa, one of the most renowned chocolatiers in the city, Wawas´ Barcelona Bombons offer the perfect combination of chocolate and art, and is a delicious snack or souvenir. The brand is an elegant and original alternative to the traditional city souvenir.
Additionally, Wawas offers the best tourist guides of the city, and a selection of products and gifts designed, made, and marketed by the best designers and creators in Barcelona. The esthetic of the shop is one which unites all aspects of the everyday Barcelona, from the mid-morning coffee, to the afternoon paella on the beach, to the eclectic architecture for which the city is known.
Located in the Ribera neighborhood, close to the Picasso Museum and Mercado de Santa Caterina, an authentic paradise for the world-traveler expert, this shop is rapidly becoming a must-see for visitors and locals alike.
What to buy: Images of the city in all forms - postcards, mugs, chocolate bars; Gaudi souvenirs; local Catalan products
What to pay: 1-10 euros for souvenirs, including postcards, buttons, magnets, and more; more money for larger items like cookbooks and messenger bags
I got a lot of little souvenirs from this shop on the Ramblas. The guys working the shop were very nice and eager to help. It contains pretty much the same souvenirs you find in the other gift shops but usually a bit cheaper and we always could get them to give us a deal (10-20% off) on the things we bought.
What to buy: Souvenir gifts, including ceramics, mugs, t-shirts, ect.
What to pay: varies on the item
My grandson did buy the picture that they took of us at the entrance standing in sharks jaws. That was 7€s. He also bought a couple of things for his friends
What to buy: Their website says: "Located among the remains of a galleon, L’Aquàrium shops has a wide range of products adapted to all customers and seasons. A space where you will feel another member of the crew and stroll in search of your most sought-after treasure. There is music, reading, cuddly toys, bathing items, decoration, stationery, clothes, souvenirs, thematic products and anything you might need.
You'll find a lot of souvenirs shops around Barcelona and specially along the ramblas. There are a lot of things sold as "typical from Barcelona and Catalonia" that they don't have anything to do with the city. Here are some examples:
What to buy: -
-porró (to drink beer and wine)
-barretina (the traditional catalan hat)
-a good catalan wine can be a very appreciated souvenir
-the flag of catalonia
-pictures, draws or posters of miró, dalí, tàpies and picasso
-any gift about modernisme and gaudí
Non typical Souvenirs
-mexican hat (after 30years i'm still asking myself why are they sold in Barcelona!!)
-sevillana dress, cordobés hat
-toros (bulls, Barcelona is an antitaurina city)
-Barcelona's Hard Rock Caffè t-shirt (why? they are american!)
I HAVE TRAVELLED ALL OVER SPAIN FROM THE NORTH LIKE BARCELONA TO THE SOUTH WHICH IS COSTA DEL SOL, I LIKE BARCELONA THE SHOPS ARE PACKED WITH WONDERFUL GIFTS AND SOUVENIRS WHILE I WAS THERE FOR 2 WEEKS I BOUGHT MYSELF A FLAMENCO DRESS IT WAS BEAUTIFUL, NOT VERY EXPENSIVE WELL DESIGNED AND MADE FIRST CLASS,YOU PUT IT ON AND IT TRANSFORM YOU,THE ONLY FAULT I FOUND WITH THIS ELEGANT DRESS WAS IT HAD SO MANY FRILLS ON THE BOTTOM AND ON THE CUFFS I FOUND IT HARD TO IRON, THE CITY WAS FULL OF GREAT NIGHTCLUBS TO VISIT TO WATCH THE EXPERTS DOING THE FLAMENCO, AND THE GYPSY MUSIC WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD. I ALSO FOUND THAT SPANISH CRUSINE IS FABULOUS. PAY A VISIT YOU WILL LOVE IT. MICHAEL SCHUMACHER LOVES PLAYING FOOTBALL IN SPAIN AND ALL OVER THE WORLD
What to buy: SPECIAL GIFTS IN BARCELONA ARE THE TRADITIONAL DOLLS,THE CHAMPAGNE, ANDTHE POSTCARDS, LEARN TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE BEFORE YOU GO,THEN YOU WILL FEEL MORE AT HOME LIKE THE LOCALS.
What to pay: I CANT SAY WHAT IT COSTS TO GO TO SPAIN NOW I WENT IN 1972 AND THINGS HAVE CHANGED,THERE COFFEE IS DARK AND STRONG LIKE THE FRENCH.
The best place where to buy stamps and postcards is the tobacco shop.
What to buy: Yes, there you’ll find different kind of postcards. Don’t forget that there you’ll ask stamps too.
What to pay: Prices will be more attractive neither in small shops with souvenirs
PLEASE dont buy anymore typical mexican hat
bloody people buying with nosense this typical hat... we have two rivers in BCN but neither of them are RIO GRANDE
So try to buy other typical stuffs
What to buy: try with olive oil...really nice for your health !!
Every Saturday and Sunday about 50 painters exhibit their work on the lovely place just beside Placa del Pi.
All the paintings are for sale and it is that for a reasonable price. I don't know if its true ...
In carrer de Mallorca just some steps away from the Sagrad Familia you can find many souvenirs shops, but in my opinion the best shops are a little bit far from there. If you want to buy things with lower costs walk more and choose "Ringels" shop for your shopping.
What to buy: "Ringels" offers typical catalan things like Gaudi's style ceramics, ash-trays, glasses etc. or you can buy a cup with the image of "El burro catalan", the symbol of Catalunya: the donkey. I noticed that "Ringels" has many articles for your house, instead of t-shirts or Sangria's bottles for example....... the same old things that everyone uses to buy during a trip.
Souvenirs are full of very cosy ceramics. You can choose practical and useful souvenirs. BUT! Attention people from northern countries – ceramics from the south can become crunchy. Climates and humidity level can affect ceramics strength.
What to pay: From 6 EUR till...